Business Admin & Leadership (BAL)
BAL 201 Economics 3 Units
This course will study the expansion of human needs and wants in an environment of increasingly constrained resources, elaborate economics, production processes, intricate technology, more refined labor skills, and greater trade. The philosophies and moral precepts that describe the desires of individuals, business, and the global community to compete and collaborate for the common good will be looked at as students prepare to incorporate the analytical process of modern economic thought and the pursuit of maximizing value in their decision making.
BAL 303 Ethical Principles of Effective Businesses 3 Units
The principles of conducting ethical business practices will be discussed and explored in this course as students investigate how business leaders make critical decisions and implement strategy while applying ethical principles that impact business performance.
BAL 305 Christianity and Contemporary Culture 3 Units
This course will help students become aware of the Christian worldview and assists them in evaluating sources of information for culture and theology, enabling them to better answer questions concerning life issues and choices in the Christian context as students examine their own beliefs and compare them to that which Scripture teaches.
BAL 306 Business Law 3 Units
The basics of business law and its application for business managers and leaders will be discussed in this course as students explore American law with an emphasis on application of business law and related tort law concepts relevant to modern business practices, including the role of the courts and administrative process.
BAL 308 Human Resource Strategies and Applications 3 Units
This course will give students valuable information to help them understand how organizations obtain, maintain, and retain their human resources. Current legal regulations are also explored.
BAL 309 Financial Management of Businesses 3 Units
This course will introduce students to financial management principles based on the analysis of financial statements along with an examination of the concepts of cash flow, liquidity, debt obligation, and profitability from strategic management and operational environments. Prerequisite: BAL 331.
BAL 313 Leadership and Professional Development Seminar I 1 Unit
This seminar course will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics such as Strengths Based Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interview skills.
BAL 314 Leadership and Professional Development Seminar II 1 Unit
This seminar course will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics such as Strengths Based Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interview skills (continued) Prerequisite: BAL 313.
BAL 315 Leadership and Professional Development Seminar III 1 Unit
This seminar course will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics such as Strengths Based Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interview skills (continued) Prerequisite BAL 313 and 314.
BAL 321 Writing and Communication in the Workplace 3 Units
This course will explore the basics of good writing including the proper application of grammar and APA (American Psychology Association) style rules. Written, oral, and non-verbal communication will be covered in depth along with the use of technology to access and share information.
BAL 331 Financial Accounting 3 Units
This course will introduce principles, concepts and procedures of financial accounting essential to the preparation, understanding and interpretation of accounting information including the study of financial statements, journal transactions, investments in property, plants and equipment, and depreciation.
BAL 332 Managerial Accounting 3 Units
This course will Introduce the concepts of managing through the use of accounting information including the basic accounting equations, financial statement structure, the accounting cycle, costing, equity financing and asset valuation.
BAL 404 Marketing Research and Quantitative Analysis 3 Units
This course will introduce students to a systematic, fact-based, data-supported thinking process with a focus on the study of the maximization of share-holders' values which is the key fiduciary responsibility of management. Students will learn how to use statistical and financial concepts, tools, and methodologies to recognize the key value drivers, rationally select winning strategies, efficiently enter the growth path, and effectively measure the progress towards creating wealth.
BAL 415 International Business 3 Units
This course will explore the many dimensions of doing business in a global environment as students examine the opportunities and skills required to successfully compete in a global marketplace while completing an international business proposal.
BAL 420 Managing Today's Worker 3 Units
This course will explore current management theories as students study the various aspects of managing today’s diverse workforce, managing within common organizational structures, and managing change.
BAL 425 Operations Management 3 Units
This course will focus on quantitative models for managing operations including process analysis, optimizing cash flow, supply chain management, and enhancing quality and mitigating risks in manufacturing and customer service.
BAL 430 Marketing for Results 3 Units
An overview of marketing management and research in this course will introduce the concepts of market based decisions as students develop skills in preparing a marketing plan based upon a solid understanding of market variables.
BAL 440 Business Strategies For Success 3 Units
This course will focus on strategic business analysis as students develop skills to create business value through learning topics of operational, financial, defensive and market based strategies.
BAL 450 Business Leadership Strategies 3 Units
This course will introduce leadership theories and practices and provides an understanding of how these theories are used in business today as students will examine leadership and its effect on organizations while developing a personal leadership development plan and complete a project focused on the application of these theories to a business problem.
BAL 460 Social Media and the New Economy 3 Units
This course will explore ways social media is changing the economic landscape and introduce students to channel marketing, managing company product and image, creating virtual communities and advertising in the social media space. Students will also learn how companies are using social networks, blogs and Twitter to generate interest in their products or service offerings.